The Living Historian: Keeping History Alive

Sunrise at WS Hancock Monument,
East Cemetery Hill, Gettysburg, PA, Summer 2019

Author: Brian Burtka

  • Digital Humanities Podcast Review

    I reviewed the podcast This Day in Esoteric Political History for an assignment in my Digital Humanities class. My review had to be in the form of a podcast. The audio file and transcript are found below. The process of making a podcast was both easier and more difficult than I thought. For audio editing,…

  • Digital Humanities Text Analysis

    Text analysis calculates statistics for large bodies of text. Then, historians can draw conclusions from these statistics. For this assignment and post, I used Voyant Tools, a free web-based platform, to analyze text from two journals. Another popular word for this process is text-mining. For my analysis, I used the Illinois Catholic Historical Review. Specifically,…

  • Digital Archive Project

    For this project in my digital humanities class, I designed a digital archive using Omeka S. This software is powerful for generating item collections and digital exhibits (I feel quite adept at it, but also recognize that I have just scratched the surface of it!). I used it to design a digital archive showing Loyola…

  • Digital History Project Review

    People’s Atlas of Nuclear Colorado. Ed. by Sarah Kanouse and Shiloh Krupar. Reviewed Sep 28, 2023. This is a review of a digital history project for my digital humanities class. It was completed according to the Journal of American History’s regulations. This review is on the People’s Atlas of Nuclear Colorado, a digital exhibit which…

  • Digital Humanities Profile

    This blog post represents two first for me: 1) it is my first blog post ever on the internet! 2) it is my first assignment for my Digital Humanities graduate class at Loyola Chicago. This class is taught by Dr. Christopher Cantwell. The main purpose of this post is to do a profile on a…

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